Enjoy traditional Japanese vegetarian and vegan meals inside a Kyoto temple
Kikunoi HontenKyoto Japanese Cuisine
Japan's most prestigious fine-dining Japanese-style Restaurant (Michelin 3-Star)
In 2013, “Washoku” traditional Japanese cuisine was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list and Japanese cuisine became culturally recognized around the world. Yoshihiro Murata is the head chef at Kikunoi who has made a significant contribution to this culture.
This Michelin 3-star fine-dining Japanese restaurant has a long history and has aimed to correctly inform the world about Japanese cuisine.
The origin of the restaurant’s name, “Kikunoi”, came about in the 16th century when feudal lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s wife, Nene, was visiting a teahouse and when she drew water from its well, the water sprang from the well like the blossoming of chrysanthemum flowers. Thus, the name “Kikunoi” or “Chrysanthemum Well” was given to the restaurant when it opened. Kikunoi has protected this well from generation to generation and continues to use the well’s water in its cooking.
When it comes to this high-class Japanese restaurant, it is renowned for more than just its cuisine. The restaurant’s atmosphere, luxurious and refined facilities as well as it’s traditional hospitality can be enjoyed collectively at this “amusement park for the cultured”. Savor the restaurant’s visual beauty and obtain happiness from its exquisite cuisine. Kikunoi hopes all its guests are able to fully experience the four seasons with each of their five senses in its atmosphere and facilities.
|Address||459 Shimokawara-cho, Yasakatoriimae-sagaru, Shimokawara-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0825|
|Business hours||Lunch 12:00pm - 12:30pm (last entry)
Dinner 17:00pm-19:30pm (last entry)
|Closed||Tuesdays (closed some days during the New Year period.)|
|Directions||10 minutes by taxi from either Gion-Shijo Station, Kawaramachi Station or Higashiyama Subway Station|
※( ) listed price includes tax and table charge (restaurant charge)
|Service Charge||10% service charge required|
|Seating||2 floors, 10 private rooms
Seating arrangements for 2 to 50 guests
|Smoking||Separate smoking area available|
|Children||Guests are welcome to bring children ages 11 and over if they can eat an adult's course.
Children under the age of 11 are prohibited.
|Parking||2〜3 parking stalls
Parking available for buses (Availability based on number of guests at the restaurant)
|Dresscode||No particular dress code enforced. However, we ask that no casual wear be worn (shorts, t-shirts, sandals, etc. ).|
|Payment method||Please fill out the reservation form on this site.
※Payment for reserved courses with a credit card is required.
※Any additional orders that you make for food or drink at the restaurant are to be paid for at the restaurant after your meal.
459 Shimokawara-cho, Yasakatoriimae-sagaru, Shimokawara-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0825
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